Yes! Working with an experienced attorney you trust is key to winning your case. Because of this, if you are unhappy with your current attorney, you should terminate their services and hire another attorney. When you terminate the services of one lawyer, it is important that you do so in writing. At the time that you terminate the services of your current attorney, request a complete copy of your file from the law firm.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA prevents public and private entities from excluding people with disabilities from their goods and services. The ADA also prevents employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants due to disability. If you have been discriminated against because of your disability, the ADA and other laws are in place to protect you. Talk to an experienced disability attorney immediately to see if you have a case.
To be eligible for SSDI, you must be considered disabled under the law, your disability must affect your ability to work, and you must have worked a job covered by Social Security in the past. Your disability must be expected to last for over a year, or result in death, for you to be considered disabled. You are considered disabled under the law if your disability hinders you from completing basic work tasks like standing, lifting, and sitting. Additionally, you must have worked a job covered by Social Security in the past to qualify for SSDI benefits. You have to have earned a specific amount of money to qualify for SSDI. If you are eligible for SSDI, you will want an experienced attorney to help you navigate the process so that you are getting everything you are entitled to under the law.
If you are a person with a disability and if you make below a certain level of household income, you may be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid is designed to help cover the medical costs of those with limited resources and/or disabilities. Specific Medicaid eligibility requirements vary from state to state. If you are a person with a disability, the SSI income criteria is typically used to determine eligibility for Medicaid.
If you are injured on the job, you can pursue legal action through a worker’s compensation case or a personal injury lawsuit. There are three main differences between workers’ compensation and personal injury cases: in a workers’ compensation case, you do not have to prove that another party was at fault; however, you do not have the right to sue employers or co-workers for your injuries and you cannot receive compensation for your pain and suffering. In a personal injury claim, you must show that another party was at fault and you can recover for the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injury. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer right away to determine the legal action that is best for your case. To be connected with an experienced work injury lawyer, click here.
Personal injury lawsuits vary greatly in the amount of time they take. Some lawsuits are settled within months after filing, while other lawsuits take one or two years to complete. The more severe your injuries are, the more time your case is likely to take. Your personal injury lawsuit can take a shorter amount of time if you opt for a settlement, and can take a longer amount of time if you opt to go to trial.
There is no set value when it comes to personal injury cases. Each case is unique based on the severity of a person’s injuries and how the person is injured. Catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often worth significantly more money than other personal injuries, such as broken arms or legs. This is because catastrophic injuries like SCI and TBI last a lifetime; the more severe the injury, the more money the case is worth. For example, successful spinal cord injury lawsuits typically exceed $1,000,000, while successful broken arm lawsuits are typically valued under $250,000. When determining how much your case is worth, your legal team will take into account your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
After you experience a catastrophic injury, it is essential to discuss the facts of your injury with an experienced lawyer to determine if you have a case. If another party was at fault for your injury and if there is substantial evidence to prove that they were at fault, you have a case. Here are the most common causes of injury in personal injury lawsuits:
If you think you may have a case, please give us a call at 1-877-SCI-FIRM to discuss the facts of your case.
A statute of limitations refers to the amount of time someone has to file a lawsuit after an injury occurs. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state, and they vary based on the type of case. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases is typically two years, but can range between one year and four years. If you live in a state that has a two year statute of limitation, for example, that means that you only have two years from the date or your injury, or the date your injury was discovered, to bring a claim against another party. You must file a lawsuit within your state’s statute of limitations in order to receive financial compensation under the law.
You need to hire a lawyer that is experienced in your type of case. This is especially important for spinal cord injury cases. Spinal cord injury lawsuits are complicated, meaning you should find a legal team with extensive spinal cord injury experience. Hiring a legal team who has experienced a spinal cord injury themselves can be especially beneficial. To be connected with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer, click here.